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    Bolt Browser is no more!

    ..And our alternative browser options become more limited...

    Have a read:
    http://boltbrowser.com/

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    oh wow!
    so does this mean if it is on the phone we can't use it anymore??? or just no more updates??

    thanks for the news! (bad though it is)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shesallthat View Post
    oh wow!
    so does this mean if it is on the phone we can't use it anymore??? or just no more updates??

    thanks for the news! (bad though it is)
    As of this morning Bolt no longer loads any pages. If you try you get a message that the service has been discontinued.
    My site: PrepaidPhoneNews.com My other sites: wapreview.com, boostapps.com

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    Looks like they shut down everything.

    Since pages served to the phone were buffered by the Bolt servers, there is no longer a server to do the work.
    Last edited by ST Dog; 12-14-2011 at 12:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeswap View Post
    As of this morning Bolt no longer loads any pages. If you try you get a message that the service has been discontinued.


    i get the message "sorry,due to connectivity problems the last command could not be completed"


    bummer!

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    This is why I have long sought for an alternative java mobile browser that does not require web pages to be 'transcoded' by the developers server.

    Still, it was a good run while it lasted. Thank you Bolt.

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    What other alternates are there besides Opera? First Snaptu and now Bolt...this sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-L-M View Post
    This is why I have long sought for an alternative java mobile browser that does not require web pages to be 'transcoded' by the developers server.
    Minuet is a Java browser that is not server based. The trouble with that of course is that, like the built in browser, it's much slower than server based browsers and can't load large pages at all

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    Thanks yeswap for pointing out Minuet as a browser that is not server dependent. I did remember the name and had a look on the link you supplied. Bummer it was abandoned, but surely it served it's purpose back then.

    I would be fine with Opera Mini if portions of web pages did not get stripped out as determined by Operas servers. I have regular need of animated .GIFs to come through properly. Opera Mini will extract/display only the first frame of the .GIF.

    Opera Mini is a nice Java Mobile browser overall and beats the default browser. Hope they can keep the Opera servers going

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    It is sad bolt browser closed shop. I enjoyed that browser ESP when I was using blackberry. You always hate to see a business fail. It's too bad because a lot of people liked that program
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    I'm sure it's not gone. It'll return as a pay service. That seems to have been the problem anyway, the cost of running the servers.

    So to all the fans of Bolt; are you willing to pay for the service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST Dog View Post
    I'm sure it's not gone. It'll return as a pay service. That seems to have been the problem anyway, the cost of running the servers.

    So to all the fans of Bolt; are you willing to pay for the service?
    No I am not. Sorry, but that's one of the main reasons that I liked it - it was free. Same with Opera mini.

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